The BEST Episodes of Friends

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Network: NBC

Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are all friends, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

The Last One (2)

#1 - The Last One (2)

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired May 6, 2004

Ross and Phoebe chase Rachel to the airport, but end up at the wrong one. They narrowly make it to the right airport, where Ross declares his love for Rachel, but she gets on the plane anyway. A rejected Ross returns home, where he finds a message on his answering machine, revealing that Rachel got off the plane, just as the real thing shows up behind him. They decide to be together. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica finish packing for their move to the suburbs, and Joey loses Chick Jr. and Duck Jr. in the foosball table.

star 8.82
1,428 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The Last One (1)

#2 - The Last One (1)

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired May 6, 2004

Erica gives birth to the baby that Monica and Chandler are adopting—but there's one small added surprise. Meanwhile, Ross and Rachel sleep together one last time before Rachel leaves to start a new life in Paris, but Ross realizes that he still loves her.

star 8.28
2,659 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One Where Everybody Finds Out

#3 - The One Where Everybody Finds Out

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 1999

When the friends discover that Ugly Naked Guy is moving out of his apartment, Ross leaps at the opportunity to get his own place. Phoebe finds out about Monica and Chandler and tries to get them to reveal the truth.

star 8.12
3,382 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Alexa Junge
The One in Vegas: Part 2

#4 - The One in Vegas: Part 2

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 20, 1999

Chandler and Monica reconcile and hastily decide to get married. Ross and Rachel get drunk and roam the casino. Phoebe deals with a 'lurker' on the slot machines.

star 8.09
1,845 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Greg Malins, Scott Silveri
The One with the Embryos

#5 - The One with the Embryos

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 15, 1998

Phoebe's uterus is examined for implantation of the embryos. Meanwhile, a seemingly harmless game between Chandler and Joey against Monica and Rachel escalates into a full blown contest where the stakes are raised higher and higher.

star 8.09
3,070 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Amy Toomin Straus, Jill Condon
The One with the Proposal

#6 - The One with the Proposal

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired May 18, 2000

Chandler continues to pretend to hate the idea of marriage, unaware Richard wants Monica back. Meanwhile, Rachel and Phoebe discuss their 'back-up' plans.

star 8.06
2,283 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Andrew Reich, Ted Cohen
The One with Ross's Wedding: Part 2

#7 - The One with Ross's Wedding: Part 2

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 7, 1998

Phoebe calls to warn of Rachel's impending arrival. Ross and Emily's parents get into an argument. The wedding ends with a blunder.

star 8.06
2,148 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Amy Toomin Straus, Jill Condon, Scott Silveri, Shana Goldberg-Meehan
The One with the Prom Video

#8 - The One with the Prom Video

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 1, 1996

The gang watches a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel's prom. Joey gives Chandler a hideous bracelet.

star 8.04
3,661 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Alexa Junge
The One With Chandler And Monica's Wedding: Part 2

#9 - The One With Chandler And Monica's Wedding: Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired May 17, 2001

Ross desperately searches for the missing Chandler. Joey encounters problems trying to get off the movie set.

star 8.02
2,027 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One With Rachel's Going Away Party (a.k.a. The One Where Rachel Goes To Paris)

#10 - The One With Rachel's Going Away Party (a.k.a. The One Where Rachel Goes To Paris)

Season 10 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 29, 2004

With Rachel leaving tomorrow, the gang throws her a small going away party. She says goodbye to each of her friends individually, except for Ross. He gets mad and the two of them end up in a passionate kiss after she explains that she was putting it off because of how hard saying goodbye to him would be. Meanwhile, Erica is in town until the baby arrives and she ends up going into labor at the party.

star 8.01
2,791 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Andrew Reich, Ted Cohen
The One Where The Stripper Cries

#11 - The One Where The Stripper Cries

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 5, 2004

Phoebe's bachelorette party features a rather unexpected surprise when the stripper shows up. Joey is on "Pyramid." Chandler and Ross flash back to 1987 to reflect on a pact they made when they were in college.

star 7.99
2,599 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One Where Rachel Has A Baby: Part 2

#12 - The One Where Rachel Has A Baby: Part 2

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 16, 2002

After Rachel gives birth to her baby, she must confront relationship issues around her.

star 7.94
1,771 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One Where Rachel Finds Out

#13 - The One Where Rachel Finds Out

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 1995

As Ross leaves for China, Chandler accidentally reveals Ross's feelings for Rachel. Joey takes part in a fertility study and is unable to sleep with his new girlfriend.

star 7.93
2,961 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers:
The One Where Ross Finds Out

#14 - The One Where Ross Finds Out

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1995

A drunken Rachel calls Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. Meanwhile, Monica finds work as Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe has a hard time trying to get her boyfriend to sleep with her.

star 7.93
3,503 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Michael Borkow
The One with All the Poker

#15 - The One with All the Poker

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 2, 1995

Rachel interviews for a job as an assistant buyer. She also sees another side of the usually docile Ross when the girls face the boys during a not-so-friendly game of poker.

star 7.93
3,385 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Jeffrey Astrof, Mike Sikowitz
The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know

#16 - The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 8, 1996

Monica becomes infatuated with a friend of her parents when she caters a party for him. Ross and Rachel go on their first date. Joey and Chandler refuse to move when they get a new TV and two armchairs.

star 7.90
3,160 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Greg Malins, Michael Curtis
The One In Barbados (1)

#17 - The One In Barbados (1)

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired May 15, 2003

Chandler gives David advice that culminates in David deciding to propose to Phoebe. However, Phoebe is still in love with Mike. Monica meddles and calls Mike, who shows up in Barbados and interrupts David's marriage proposal with one of his own. Phoebe chooses Mike, although she doesn't accept his proposal. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Ross and Charlie when they spend some time together rewriting his speech, and Rachel struggles with the idea of telling Joey that she's crazy about him.

star 7.89
2,705 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: Scott Silveri, Shana Goldberg-Meehan
The One with the Baby on the Bus

#18 - The One with the Baby on the Bus

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 1995

Chandler and Joey baby-sit Ben when Ross has an allergic reaction and has to go to the hospital. Phoebe loses her Central Perk singing gig to a professional singer.

star 7.89
3,312 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Betsy Borns
The One with the Rumor

#19 - The One with the Rumor

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 2001

Monica invites an old friend from high school over for Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, Joey vows to eat an entire turkey by himself.

star 7.88
3,133 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Shana Goldberg-Meehan
The One Where Joey Speaks French

#20 - The One Where Joey Speaks French

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 19, 2004

Phoebe tries to teach Joey to speak French for an audition. Surrogate mom Erica is visiting town and tells the Bings that the baby's father may be a shovel killer. Ross and Rachel head out to Long Island after her dad has a heart attack. After Ross rejects an upset Rachel's advances, the two decide never to have sex again, although Rachel suggests it still might happen.

star 7.87
2,565 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Ellen Plummer, Sherry Bilsing
The One With Ross' Tan

#21 - The One With Ross' Tan

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2003

Joey and Rachel's first date goes well, until they return to their apartment and discover that everything's awkward. They decide that they make better friends than lovers and call off their relationship. Monica and Phoebe try to avoid their annoying friend Amanda, who has returned from living in London with a fake British accent. Ross gets a spray-on tan.

star 7.87
3,150 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Brian Buckner
The One In Barbados (2)

#22 - The One In Barbados (2)

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired May 15, 2003

Charlie and Joey break up, and Rachel finally tells Joey about her crush on him. He decides nothing can happen because Ross is a good friend, but after he sees Ross and Charlie kissing, he heads back up to Rachel's room where the two kiss and shut the door. Meanwhile, Monica and Mike compete at a game of ping pong.

star 7.87
1,054 votes
Directors: Kevin S. Bright
Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
The One with the Stripper

#23 - The One with the Stripper

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2001

Rachel prepares to have dinner with her dad and tell him that she's pregnant. Meanwhile, Chandler discovers that Monica had a bachelorette party with a stripper.

star 7.86
2,885 votes
Directors: David Schwimmer
Writers: Andrew Reich, Ted Cohen
The One with the Nap Partners

#24 - The One with the Nap Partners

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2000

Rachel and Phoebe compete to be Monica's maid-of-honor. Joey and Ross find themselves in awkward positions after a nap.

star 7.86
3,130 votes
Directors: Gary Halvorson
Writers: Brian Buckner, Sebastian Jones
The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

#25 - The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 1996

Monica suffers from insomnia and depression following her breakup with Richard. Joey struggles to accept Chandler and Janice's relationship. Ross confides in Rachel about one of his fantasies.

star 7.86
3,470 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Greg Malins, Michael Curtis